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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
panetta will announce he is lifting the ban of women in combat. pentagon reporters say the policy shift is just semantics -- a reflection rather of what is already happening on the ground. women have been serving alongside their male counterparts in danger zones for years. the exclusion policy prohibits women from serving directly in combat, but there have been 152 female troops killed in what are defined as quote, support roles in iraq and afghanistan. now there are 250,000 jobs open to women that weren't open before. there may still be some positions that the military considers inappropriate for women, and the officials have until january 2016 to carve out her to exceptions. 14% of our american tear personnel are women. and north korea plans to bring out more missiles samed at the us. they are reacting to a sanction against them. north korea often issued these kind of threats, but doesn't have the technology to carry them out at this point. we're back after the break. the headlines. (vo) in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anyb
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
month. >>> the pentagon meanwhile offering limited support to french troops as they continue to fight islamic militants in mali. transport planes are helping move men and gear into the west african country but officials insist the american footprint on the ground will stay small. france also asking for help refueling its warplanes but president obama has not yet made a decision on whether he will authorize the use of u.s. aerial tankers. he's asking for more information from france on its overall plans. the fear is that more u.s. involvement could endanger american personnel and facilities in the region if we come to be seen as a cocombatant in that conflict. then back here at home, national rifle association chief wayne lapierrre is keeping up his combative stance with president obama, now attacking the inaugural address. in a speech in reno last night lapierrre accused the president of attacking supporters of the second amendment saying universal background checks are good for two things, either taxing gun owners or taking their guns away. we're back after the break. commercia
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